• Velorama - featuring Beryl Burton

    On the weekend of  5th/6th July 2014, all eyes turned to Yorkshire for Le Grand Depart: the first two stages of the Tour de France.  As part of the celebrations, here’s an opportunity to see an excerpt from Daisy Asquith’s Velorama – a specially-made new film celebrating a century of cycling, which features a wealth of YFA footage.

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  • Le Grand Départ - what a weekend!

    Yorkshire certainly put on an amazing show this weekend, with 2.5m people turning out to line the route of the first two stages of the Tour De France.

    As Le Tour heads away from Yorkshire, there's still a chance to immerse yourself in all things bike-related with our short film, which captures the joys of our personal cycling journeys "From Trike to Bike".

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  • Filmed and Not Forgotten

    ‘Filmed and Not Forgotten’ is our project to mark the centenary commemorations of World War I by preserving, curating and creating access to a collection of original film material.  The project focuses on our small collection of films made between 1910 - 1925, showing regiments and troops based in Yorkshire, and the people living and working in those communities during that period - a visually evocative and compelling record of life in our region.

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  • A Snapshot of Yorkshire

    The amazing sights, sounds and traditions of Yorkshire past and present will be celebrated in a new exhibition at Abbey House Museum, Leeds, running from Saturday 25th January to Wednesday 31st December 2014. Visitors will be able to sample a range of delights, including a short film by Andy Burns, which brings together over 35 titles from the Yorkshire Film Archive collections.

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YFA Selects

1976
4162
Made by Mercury Movie Makers, this film documents a sports day and fete which take place in Arncliffe village in order to raise...
1977
709
This film captures the sites of the Summer Fayre at the Newfield School grounds located outside of Sheffield.  Many people...
1954-1955
3519
A film made by local filmmaker Ernest Taylor, of a Mediterranean Cruise including Mary Clare, Gracie Fields, and June Whitfield....

YFA Innovations

  • Memory Bank is an award-winning series of innovative DVD resource packs using archive films to bring past events and experiences to life, prompting stories and memories to share and enjoy. Great for reminiscence, memory and life story work, for older people and those with...

  • Every week, Yorkshire's film heritage is brought to life thanks to our exciting new web application, featuring footage from major events and magic moments in days gone by. The Yorkshire Calendar already features on a number of Yorkshire websites, and could appear on yours...

  • Family Film Tree is an interactive genealogy website under development by YFA.  Search hundreds of archive film clips to illustrate how generations of your family lived, worked, and played throughout the 20th Century.